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Image Spotlight: Words
By Sharon Brown on March 10, 2013

Sometimes all it takes is a word or two.

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ImageZanymuse
Mar 10, 2013 3:09 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
I like this quote.
Every morning, I make the decision to be happy. It is my choice. Sometimes, during the day, people or events can steal that happiness, for a while. But I try to remember to seek it out, inside of me, again as soon as possible.
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ImageSharon
Mar 10, 2013 3:11 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Me too, Zany, and the older I get the more I look for those little happy moments because seems to me that's what the best memories are made of.
Imagequilter5
Mar 10, 2013 5:30 PM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Beautiful picture Sharon. It is hard to believe how much he has grown. Those are the moments that make life worthwhile....
ImageSharon
Mar 10, 2013 5:39 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
He's almost as tall as I am now, Barb, so yes, he's growing up. He'll be here in a couple of weeks for his spring break. He'll be 9 this summer so I don't know how many more spring breaks he'll want to spend with his Nana. And he still loves to paint!
Imagevic
Mar 11, 2013 4:31 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I love this photo of Ethan Lovey dubby and so happy you get to spend spring break with him Hurray! Hurray! Oh the fun you will have and I'm so glad he inherited your painting gene Thumbs up

Your quote is so true - same here, I choose happiness Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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ImageSharon
Mar 11, 2013 10:55 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I think that choice shows in your words, Vic!
Imagemcash70
Mar 12, 2013 9:44 AM CST
Name: Margaret
BC, Can.
Sharon, that is a wonderful photo of Ethan.

I really like this quote, I too choose to be happy. Smiling
ImageSharon
Mar 12, 2013 10:18 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Did you notice the streak of yellow paint in his hair?
Imagemcash70
Mar 12, 2013 10:39 AM CST
Name: Margaret
BC, Can.
Yes, and it made me smile. I noticed he is painting with his left hand, is he left handed?
ImageSharon
Mar 12, 2013 10:56 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
He's totally left handed.
I was as well, but my parents worked on changing that because Dad was left handed and he thought it would be much easier if I learned to use my right. As a result, I paint with both hands and shoot a bow left handed, do a lot of left handed things, but mostly I use my right hand for writing. I encouraged my son to let Ethan use the hand he wanted to use, and he's like me and uses both, but mostly his left.

This was last spring.
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Imagemcash70
Mar 12, 2013 11:13 AM CST
Name: Margaret
BC, Can.
I'm glad that Ethan wasn't force to use his right hand, but I guess in the long run it really didn't cause you any problems, just enabled you to use your left and right brain equally.
ImageSharon
Mar 12, 2013 11:51 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
An interesting story:

When I was teaching one year our principal thought it would be a good idea to test the teachers to see which of us was more right or left brained. it had something to do with the need to match home room students with the teacher best suited to them. (We had the same set of home room students for the 4 years they were in High School, so the plan was to have those who learned best with the right brain matched to a right brained teacher, or left, as the case may be.) So every teacher took the test that would indicate which side of our brains worked best for each of us.

I must have taken variations of that test about 6 times, and every single time I scored right in the middle. Equally both sides. Out of about 120 teachers in that school I think I was the only one who didn't score on one side or the other. I guess my right hand never knows what my left hand is doing! Sad
Imagevic
Mar 12, 2013 11:54 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I noticed the left hand too.

Hank is very left handed too despite the nuns that beat his hand with a ruler and did their best to make him right handed. How cruel Crying - they wouldn't get by with that today. He does a few things right handed because of that but eats, writes, uses all saws left handed. He uses scissors with his right hand and looks weird because he's not in a comfort zone with his right hand doing that.
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Imagevic
Mar 12, 2013 11:55 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Sharon, we crossed - you must be ambidextrous Lovey dubby
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ImageSharon
Mar 12, 2013 12:01 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Same for me, Vic. Sometimes I turn my elbow inside out when I'm using scissors. And if I write with both hands at the same time, I create a mirror image. It's very weird. Symmetrical. Someday I'll do that and take a picture and show you. Bet Hank could do that too.

Yes, I had to eat every meal for years sitting on my left hand, but there was no beating, just reminders. I grew up embarrassed to be caught using my left hand. I've never shot anything but a BB gun and it's with my left hand, but took archery in college for a PE credit and was allowed to shoot a bow with my left hand. So it all balances out. But I never did master the scissors thing, except I found a pair of left handed scissors for Ethan and can use them just fine.
ImageSharon
Mar 12, 2013 12:03 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Yep, pretty much ambidextrous. But I always thought everybody was until I was grown up.
Imagevic
Mar 12, 2013 12:05 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Hank's parents never punished him for being left-handed - just the nuns Sad
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Imagemcash70
Mar 12, 2013 12:16 PM CST
Name: Margaret
BC, Can.
Sharon, " I guess my right hand never knows what my left hand is doing!"

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Imagenap
Mar 12, 2013 9:26 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Another interesting story about left-handers...... My mother-in-law is left handed. She had three kids. They are all right-handed. But she has 4 grandkids, and they are all lefties. So if you ask me, I'd say it definitely skips a generation.
ImageSharon
Mar 12, 2013 10:40 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Interesting theory, Nancy, but it didn't happen that way in my family. It got a little quirky somewhere along the line.

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